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Updated August 16, 2018
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  • "Work/life balance seems comparable to other places I've worked - not worse" (in 2306 reviews)

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  1. "Very satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible working hours
    - You own your career path
    - Talented team to work with

    Cons

    - Intense work environment (not fit for all profiles)
    - May involve long working hours during peak periods


  2. "Amazing place to be - highly recommended"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of working at AWS is being surrounded by extremely knowledgeable and skilled colleagues. Each person brings something different and it's a great feeling to know I can learn something from everyone around me.

    The work itself is exciting and interesting, helping customers define the best architecture for their requirements and adopting best practices.
    It's very gratifying to see the benefits that customers get from our interactions and the excitement around AWS in general.

    Lastly I love the strong company culture and how committed everyone is. Although the company is quickly growing I found everyone to be accountable for their actions, open with their areas of improvements and happy to receive feedback.

    Cons

    Given the high calibre of both colleagues and customers it can be humbling from time to time.
    It's very important to be disciplined to continuously learn in order to avoid being left behind given the fast pace that AWS is going at.

    These are not really 'cons' in my view, it's always important to look ahead and grow, this is essential to do well at AWS.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the great work you're doing by keeping our culture as we grow and keep raising the bar.

  3. "customer assistant"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Amazon part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    their a sense of cooperation was quite impressive.

    Cons

    but the salary was a little lower than I thought.


  4. "Interaction Designer for AMG"

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    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to learn. Great clients. Fast paced. Cutting edge tech.

    Cons

    Very corporate. Slow career progression.


  5. "Sales Consultant"

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    Former Employee - National Sales Representative in Holborn, England (UK)
    Former Employee - National Sales Representative in Holborn, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership principal lead, great development and rewards

    Cons

    Culture difference from values set as corporate not being followed through

    Advice to Management

    Check back on leadership principles - ensure that these are embedded and make it the focus again


  6. "Amazing company, weird culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Product Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing Innovation and cool stuff to work on.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive culture and bullying


  7. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time

    Pros

    Amazon is an amazing place to work. There is so much going on that you will never get bored. The standards are really high, but that just encourages you to be your best when you're at work.

    Cons

    Being based in Europe, the time difference with Seattle can sometimes be challenging, but you learn to manage it.

  8. "Interesting challanges, great people, tangible impact"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Never have I heard the phrase to show supporting data more than at Amazon, truly a data driven company.
    - At the size of Amazon even small engineering problems prove to be an actually great and interesting challenge
    - Working with smart people, who genuinely want to help
    - Fixing even a minor issue or shipping a small feature impacts the life of a lot of people

    Cons

    Its a big company, most tasks require more back and forth and end up being more complicated than one would think, even if there is a strong focus on keeping teams small and independent there is no way to escape this.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership principles are so important, this can not be overemphasized.


  9. "AWSome place :)"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing company, structured and organized, yet agile. Lots of resources, help and support.

    Cons

    None at the moment, very happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, it is an amazing place!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A world leader employer with peculiarities"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Amazon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - The culture is authentic, truly inspiring
    - Leadership principles at the core of everything we do
    - Flat structure, you can talk to anyone
    - Opportunities for progression, genuine employee mobility
    - Ownership of the company, shares as part of comp plan
    - Very bright individuals playing for the team
    - Investment in people and functions is unparalleled
    - Failure is seen as part of growing, learning opportunity
    - Bias for action; for those who don't like sitting around, this is a massive plus
    - Training is constant and of high caliber. No one does Cloud like AWS.
    - Long term focus; for someone who has lived life on a quarter-by-quarter basis, this is refreshing and opens up an opportunity to create something bigger
    - You feel like you are part of and making history

    Cons

    - Frugality as a LP means you don't get perks that customers don't want to pay for, so forget about business class, expensive hotels and so on.
    - The pace is fast; not everyone can keep up.

    Advice to Management

    You are achieving an extraordinary pace of growth for the size of company you are running. Keep inventing, ripping up the textbooks and looking after the people that bring innovation to customers. Also deal with any un-Amazonian behaviour early on; there are only a handful that don't live our values, that are showing a Day 2 mentality and they don't belong here anymore.


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